A 22-year-old woman was on Wednesday flogged 100 strokes as punishment for having pre-marital sex. She was among the three people whipped at a public ceremony done in a stadium in Lhokseumawe in Aceh province of Indonesia.
In the region which is under a strict Sharia law, flogging is used as punishment for offences which include gambling, drinking alcohol, gay sex, extra-marital and pre-marital sex.
A report by DailyMail UK said the woman, who was flogged alongside her boyfriend who is also 22, broke down several times during the caning. The masked Sharia officer had to stop until a doctor checked on the woman and certified her fit to continue with the lashes.
A 19-year-old boy was also whipped with a rattan cane for having sex with a minor. His white shirt was soaked with blood by the end of the thrashing. The teen will now serve five years in prison, while the couple will walk free.
Aceh is the only province in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country that imposes Islamic law.